Wednesday, August 3, 2011
NEW ROMANTIC ERA
As a synth loving dude, I loved this era..
The "New Romantic" era starting roughly 1979 - 1984 and with punk now dead ( kind of )..clubs around London ( Blitz & st Moritz ) started to cater for a different taste, fronted by heavy synths, big hair and puffy pirate shirts ...
Bands like "Adam & the ants", "spandau ballet", "Visage" and "Duran Duran" took to this scene like a duck to water...
In Australia we had similar bands ( "real life", "pseudo echo", "dear enemy" and "kids in the kitchen" ) that were sort of in this "new romantic" category.. So i have decided, for your musical pleasure to look at my top 10 "New romantic" bands and remember the best era of synth music.. enjoy..
UPDATE - 28/03/2014 = Music Download now available...
No 1 = VISAGE - fade to grey
No 2 = SPANDAU BALLET = cut a long story short
No 3 = DURAN DURAN - girls on film ( naughty version ) ( warning - nudity )
no 4 = CLASSIX NOUVEAUX - guilty
no 5 - ADAM & THE ANTS - stand and deliver
no 6 = JAPAN - quiet life
no 7 = HEAVEN 17 - temptation
no 8 = TRANS X - message on my radio
no 9 = KAJAGOOGOO - too shy
no 10 = ULTRAVOX - the voice
Again ... my request goes out for a time machine .. ANYONE ???.. Maybe one day in the future or was that the past.. cheers.